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Living A Life Through Books

By Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed
Welcome to Living A Life Through Books. This podcast is about a life-changing journey. The journey of starting, sustaining, and learning from the habit of reading.
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S4E37 - July 2022 (Month in Review)

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S5E2 - Book Club: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
Today's book is about capitalism and the environment.  I hope you enjoy our discussion of it.  Please support me through a Libro.FM subscription or by buying me a coffee. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
47:42
September 26, 2022
S5E1 - Book agent talks with Gina Panettieri
Gina Panettieri is an agent for writers and she talks candidly about the  process of agenting.  If you are a writer, this is an episode you do not wish to miss. Her handle on Twitter is @ginapanettieri.  Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
01:04:15
September 16, 2022
S4E41 - August 2022 (Month in Review)
August 2022 I read 10 books.  Hope you enjoy hearing about them. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
14:47
September 02, 2022
S4E40 - Writing, Publishing, and Books with Gary S. Kadet
Gary S. Kadet is an author, ghost writer, script writer, and an avid reader. He was a journalist and a reviewer.  Listen to the episode for more about his past and qualifications.  Please note the opinions expressed by the guest are his alone and do not reflect that of myself or the podcast.  Also, please note that there will be adult language in this episode. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
01:45:53
September 01, 2022
S4E39 - Book Club: Kalyana by Rajni Mala Khelawan
This is a book about an Indo-Fijian woman.  The author joins us after 20 mins. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks.  Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Riffat - @booksection. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:06:00
August 28, 2022
S4E38 - An Anthology For A Better Future
An alternate history anthology was put together (in a very short time) to benefit Ukraine.  Sales from this project go towards a good cause and the editor David Flin,  a couple of authors Alex Wallace and Mathew Kresal and Lena who helped in the organizational aspects, join me to discuss this project.  Here are their brief bios and also please note this link to purchase this anthology.  Your purchase goes towards a fabulous cause and you get a great alternate history book to read so win-win. David Flin: Officially described by Mills & Boon as "unrealistic". After a lifetime of gathering stories the hard way, he’s turned his attention to story telling. It’s safer. He’s the owner of Sergeant Frosty Publications, which produces books for children and young adults. Lena Worwood: Lena writes about British politics and horror with Sealion Press and can occasionally tell the two apart. She tweets at @sidewaysing Matthew Kresal is an author, critic, and podcaster with many & varying interests. He is the winner of a 2020 Sidewise Award for his short story Moonshot. He tweets @KresalWrites Alexander Wallace is a nerd on the internet best known for running Alternate History Online, the largest alternate history group on Facebook. He also helps run the Alternate Timelines forum and posts regularly on alternate history sites under the name SpanishSpy. When not being an alternate historian he is interested in various forms of science fiction, particularly late 19th-early 20th century science fiction (with a soft spot for H. G. Wells). He is a member of the Washington Science Fiction Society and has written articles for their Journal. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
47:50
August 17, 2022
S4E37 - July 2022 (Month in Review)
This month we discuss the 12 books I read.  Some 5 star reads in there.  Take a listen. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
12:01
August 01, 2022
S4E36 - Book Club: The 7 or 8 Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
EXPLICIT content.  Adult themes.  We discuss our thoughts on the book, themes, and our favorite characters (and not so favorite ones). Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks.  Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Riffat - @booksection Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:14:39
July 30, 2022
S4E35 - Author Conversations: Jayanthi Sankar
Today I'm talking with author Jayanthi Sankar. Shas been in several international literary festivals, including the APWT 2018 at Gold coast. She loves reading fiction as much as experimenting with writing fiction. Her previous novel, Misplaced Heads, was the Eyelands Book Awards 2020 final-list in Greece. It made its mark–as an outstanding postmodern historical fiction of the decade. Her highly acclaimed work ‘Dangling Gandhi’ was the winner in fiction: short story in 2020 International Book Award American book fest. The Literary Titan award was another international award it also bagged apart from shortlists and nominations. She lives in Singapore. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
45:60
July 17, 2022
S4E34 - Author Conversations: Alison Espach (Notes On Your Sudden Disappearance)
Talking to Alison Espach about her new book Notes On Your Sudden Disappearance. I learned a lot about where the concepts of the book came from and it was great to learn about her writing process. You can reach her at alisonespach.com Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
51:03
July 05, 2022
S4E33 - June 2022 (Month in Review)
June was a slow month.  I read 4 books and here's my June update. Would appreciate your support of my podcast.  Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
10:08
July 03, 2022
S4E32 - Book Club: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
Greenlights is a memoir and as always, we had a lively discussion.  If you have read the book, you know that this discussion can go in any direction really and it did. I loved the perspectives my book club members brought and hope you enjoy this episode. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
01:03:13
June 22, 2022
S4E31 - Bookish Numbers
Random thoughts on my birthday about hitting 1000 followers on Instagram and how bookish numbers play a part in one's reading/writing life. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
06:53
June 18, 2022
S4E30 - Alternate History Anthology Panel
This episode comprises of a few of the authors who contributed to an alternate history anthology. We talk about what alternate history is and what concepts the authors discuss in their works. If you enjoy alternate history, or even if you are new to it, this episode might be for you. Here's a bit about my panel. If I get more information about them, I will edit this show note. Alexander Wallace is a nerd on the internet running Alternate History Online, the largest alternate history group on Facebook. He also helps run the Alternate Timelines forum and posts regularly on alternate history sites under the name SpanishSpy. He is interested in various forms of science fiction, particularly late 19thearly 20th century science fiction (with a soft spot for H. G. Wells). He is a member of the Washington Science Fiction Society and has written articles for their Journal. Josiah Depaoli is part of the anthology that Alex Wallace edited - here it is. A history buff writing alt his Matthew Kresal has a blog, writes for Warped Factor, and has written a novel and several short stories, including the Sidewise Award-winning story Moonshot in Jared Kavanagh's anthology Alternate Australias. Sam McDonald has a blog. His Twitter handle is @ArthurDrakoni.  He's also on Reddit as ArthurDrakoni and is frequently found on the r/audiodrama subreddit, as you might imagine. Stories published by him: Spelling Test, Chain Reaction, A little bonus where he explains how Chain Reaction came to be, Irwin Tarheel and the Fair Folk, Golem of the Gullah. Charlton Cussans has written a novel. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
01:03:32
June 16, 2022
S4E29 - Building a Writing Community with Surabhi Kaushik
Today we are talking about how one woman built community through writing in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Meet Surabhi Kaushik and be inspired by her commitment to writing and her community. ************************************************************** Here's the information about Surabhi Kaushik: You can find all of her works on her blog Her social media handles are as follows:  Facebook and Instagram Virtual Writing Programs: Writers Beyond Borders This is a virtual program hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. They meet on the third Wednesday of every month. It is a FREE program. You can register here Move to WriteWrite to Move  Unique Ninety minute virtual workshops where movement inspires creativity and writing ignites expression. For their upcoming session, you can register here ************************************************************** Information about myself: Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
49:31
June 08, 2022
S4E28 - May 2022 (Month in Review)
The books I read in May 2022.  I managed to finish 10 books and I enjoyed some 5 star reads in that, so this might be a good episode if you are looking for a mystery/thriller or a romcom recommendation. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
12:04
June 01, 2022
S4E27 - Book Club: I Will Die in a Foreign Land by Kalani Pickhart
Book club discussions involve the perspectives of the attending members and we had a lively discussion on this one. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks.  Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Dr. Jen and Nina aren't on instagram yet.
01:15:09
May 30, 2022
S4E26 - April 2022 (Month in Review)
For this month in review, I discuss my reading challenges for April 2022 and the 6 books that I finished.  And here are all the links to support me and ways you can reach me: Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
09:46
May 01, 2022
S4E25 - Book Club: White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Lively discussion of White Oleander by Janet Fitch.  Loved to hear everyone's point of view on this disturbing topic and book. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks.  Erin - @erin_eatsbooks. Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen and Nina are not on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:18:18
April 23, 2022
S4E24 - Libby app changes and the library
In this episode I talk about the old Libby and the new Libby and the newer Libby. I address a Libby issue that has been popping up. I also talk about borrowing etiquette, from my pov. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
12:47
April 17, 2022
S4E23 - March 2022 (Month in Review)
The books I've read this month and my super short reviews of them. I discuss my reading in general and a bit about this podcast. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
13:33
April 02, 2022
S4E22 - Book Club: Hell Of A Book by Jason Mott
Discussing the whole book with spoilers. There were several themes in this book and we had a good discussion. This session as with my book club sessions was done on Zoom.  Just an FYI, I will be switching to in-person soon and my book club members who are out of town, I will still figure out a way to get them through Zoom or some other medium. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks.  Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:10:43
March 28, 2022
S4E21 - Book Club: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
SPOILER ALERT FOR EPISODE With book club, we discuss all aspects of the book, including the ending and plot twists.  While this episode does not have a recorded audio spoiler alert, at the time of posting, please accept my apologies.  Due to family issues and my health, I have been behind on this episode.  This is our February book club and while I worked hard to edit, I was so focused on getting the episode out, I forgot to add the audio spoiler alert.  I may go back and change the audio to add the spoiler alert, but for now, please accept my apologies. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks.  Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:18:06
March 21, 2022
S4E20 - Author Conversations: David Sipress (What's So Funny? A Cartoonist's Memoir)
Today, I am chatting with DAVID SIPRESS. He has been staff cartoonist since 1998 for The New Yorker, where he has published nearly 700 cartoons. He lectures widely on cartooning, and his autobiographical writing has appeared frequently on newyorker.com. Today is publication day for Sipress' memoir What's So Funny? A cartoonist's Memoir Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
46:04
March 08, 2022
S4E19 - February 2022 (Month in review)
I discuss my reading in February and briefly go over the books I read and my thoughts and ratings on them. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
11:15
March 07, 2022
S4E18 - January 2022 (month in review)
This episode has the 10 books I finished this month. I'm having the episode come out on the 31st because I do not anticipate I will finish another book by the end of the month. It was a great month in general for my reading.  I had varied genres: memoirs, dystopian sci-fi/fantasy, self-help, literary fiction, women's fiction, crime drama, psychological thriller. I'm hopeful that I can continue to vary my reading in the upcoming months. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
14:06
January 31, 2022
S4E17 - Author Conversations: Erin Young (The Fields)
The Fields by Erin Young (comes out Jan 25th, 2022) is a breakneck police procedural set in the Iowa Corn Belt and centers around a murder of a woman found in a cornfield, one whose implications extend far beyond the Midwest. But perhaps the most surprising twist of this story is off the page. Erin Young, the author isn't an Iowan or a tried and true Midwesterner, as one would expect, but rather an accomplished British historical novelist from Brighton, who under another pen name is a perennial Sunday Times bestselling author. She's been published in 9 languages and 22 countries, selling two million books worldwide. Here are the links I mentioned in my podcast and my contact info: Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
46:28
January 25, 2022
S4E16 - Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
SPOILER ALERT: We are discussing the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman.  We had a lively discussion with this one.  Hope you have read the book and are able to enjoy the journey of reading this one. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks. Bowie - @tidyingtheshelf.  Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen and Nina are not on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:24:54
January 16, 2022
S4E15 - Bookish conversations with Maiya
Today I'm talking to a Bookstagram friend of mine, Maiya.  We're talking about books, good goals, and just being book lovers.  I don't know why I didn't have her on my podcast earlier but better late than never.  You can reach Maiya on Instagram.  She’s @hey.readers Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, Twitter, and Clubhouse I'm @drshahnazahmed.
01:16:47
January 12, 2022
S4E14 - My top 20 books read of 2021
Of all the books I read in 2021, these made the cut.  There are books out there that are great.  It's subjective. I looked at the ones I finished and did some order juggling.  Hope you enjoy this episode.  What's on my 2021 favorite list? Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. On Twitter, I’m @drshahnazahmed.  I just signed up.
09:57
January 02, 2022
S4E13 - December 2021 (Month in Review)
Here's my last month in review for 2021.  I read 11 books this past month and this episode has names and brief reviews of the books. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any other occasion or just because. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a positive review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is a work in progress. On Instagram I’m @livingalifethroughbooks, but you can look for me by name also, I think. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. On Twitter, I’m @drshahnazahmed.  I just signed up.
09:56
January 01, 2022
S4E12 - Book Club: The Dancing Girls of Lahore by Louise Brown
SPOILER ALERT.  This book is non-fiction and the researcher follows the women and transgender in the red light district of Lahore. Our conversation goes all over the place.  When we talk prostitution and patriarchy, it was lively. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for any occasion or just because.  Thank me later. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Myself Shahnaz - @livingalifethroughbooks Erin - @erin_eatsbooks.  Riffat - @booksection. Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
01:38:17
December 27, 2021
S4E11 - A Writer's Retreat: Her Spirit Retreat by Story Summit
At the end of October, I decided to go to a Writer's Retreat and this podcast chronicles my journey and my experiences. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Also, you can buy gift memberships for your loved ones for the holidays or any other occasion. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. But you can also find me on Living A Life Through Books. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
18:29
December 21, 2021
S4E10 - What's in a name?
Today's episode comes to you from a conversation I had with a person who I refer to as John Doe (in this podcast). His 16 year old self was passionate about the name of a character in a book he read and so the story goes... It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. And now I'm an affiliate, so I do NOT know how the links work anymore.  I'm just glad for you guys to join Libro.FM because it's a great concept.  If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
25:57
December 06, 2021
S4E9 - November 2021 (Month in Review)
Another month and more books and my reading to discuss. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
11:07
December 02, 2021
S4E8 - Book Club: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
SPOILER ALERT for book club. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks and Ayesha - @ayesha_bibliophile. Dr. Jenn is not on Instagram.
52:36
November 29, 2021
S4E7 - Author Conversation: Nicole Glover (The Undertakers)
Today we are talking with author Nicole Glover from The Conductors and The Undertakers.  Her second book, the Undertakers, published by Mariner books, comes out today. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If that embed doesn't work, here's the direct link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lltbpodcast If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past.  Here's the direct link (if that embed code doesn't work) to get the Libro.FM deal: https://libro.fm/redeem/LLTBPODCAST If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
01:02:58
November 09, 2021
S4E6 - October 2021 (Month in Review)
It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for that. Please follow me on a new app called Swell.  I'm @bookishpodcast.  You can interact with me there also. On TikTok, I'm @drshahnazahmed. I'm so new to TikTok, I'll be fumbling with it for months to come. haha. Oh Clubhouse, look me up by name: Shahnaz Ahmed
05:24
November 01, 2021
S4E5 - Book Club: How Much Of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang
SPOILER ALERT.  As with all our book clubs we discuss how each of us processed the book and what it meant to us. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  Thank me later. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is going to be a perpetual work in progress.  I have to accept that and move on. Please note that Living A Life Through Books is on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!  Yes.  I'm on TikTok also. :-) I would like to introduce each of our members in attendance briefly with their instagram tags. Please follow them all. Thank you. Erin - @erin_eatsbooks. Riffat - @booksection. Dr. Jen isn't on instagram yet. Please note that Riffat also has a blog: www.teacrockery.blog/
58:44
October 17, 2021
S4E4 - Author Conversations: Margaret Verble (When Two Feathers Fell From The Sky)
Talking with Pulitzer finalist Margaret Verble about her latest book, When Two Feathers Fell From the Sky.  We talk about the book, writing, Pulitzer and go where the conversation takes us. It does take a lot of effort to produce these episodes.  Your support means the world to me. How about Buy Me A Coffee, I would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU. If you have any questions about this or any other episode, please contact me by email at livingalifethroughbooks@gmail.com. Join Libro.FM and use code LLTBPODCAST to get 2 audiobooks for the price of one.  When you click on the link, please double check that it says "Get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 from Living A Life Through Books" at the top of the page. Or make sure you add the code. I had some issues in the past. If you enjoyed this episode or any of my previous episodes, please write me a review on Apple Podcasts.  I thank you for it. My website is being worked on.  I'm getting help.  YAY.  So, watch out for